OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants in the U.S.

We are thrilled to announce the 2013 Diners’ Choice Award winners for Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants in the United States. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 15,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Winning restaurants are scattered throughout 21 states. California topped the list, taking 26 places on the list of winners. Florida follows with 18 winning restaurants. New York has its share of fashionable honorees, claiming 14 spots on the list. For the second year in a row, Illinois accounts for 11 winners, followed again by Nevada with seven standouts. Georgia and Texas restaurants earned three places apiece, while Arizona, Louisiana, Maryland, and Tennessee each boast two. Colorado, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina are also represented.

Cuisines at the winning restaurants are as eclectic as the list itself. American, Asian, Greek, Italian, Japanese, and Mexican fares are represented, as are pizza, sushi, and tapas, among others.

Chino Latino in Minneapolis serves 'street food from the hot zones.'

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The Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants is generated from more than 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between March 1, 2012 and February 28, 2013. All restaurants with a minimum “overall” score and number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants were then scored and sorted according to the percentage of qualifying reviews for which “hot spot” was selected as a special feature.

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2 Responses to “OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants in the U.S.”

  1. pete prestegaard

    Consistently the very best places to eat in food mecca New York City are not in NYC but in the suburbs north: Peter X. Kelly’s X20, Xaviers, Freelance Cafe and Restaurant X, all in Yonkers or Rockland County. On all levels: most importantly adventurous and delicious food, but also service and decor there simply are none finer in NY!

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